THE MESQUITE TREE
an American tragedy
With a little bit of masa and some leftover meat, a single mother can make enough tamales to feed her family for an entire month; but Blanca wants more for her granddaughter than to be pregnant at fifteen and stuck in a small house in South Texas with five generations of her abuelas. Can she change her family’s destiny before there’s another mouth to feed?
THE MESQUITE TREE @ THE PGE
Pictures of the cast who took part in developmental readings of The Mesquite Tree at the PlayGround Experiment in 2019.